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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... demand and a simple request is plain ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
The difference between a demand and a simple request is plain to anyone.


2.
View CONTENTS   ... demand belief; Twelve Steps are only suggestions.  12&12 Contents (Step Two), p.5  
A.A. does not demand belief; Twelve Steps are only suggestions.


3.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... demand for emotional security, for our own ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
Our demand for emotional security, for our own way, had constantly thrown us into unworkable relations with other people.


4.
View STEP TWO essay   ... demand for reward.  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
In no deep or meaningful sense had we ever taken stock of ourselves, made amends to those we had harmed, or freely given to any other human being without any demand for reward.


5.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... demand of God for replies, is a ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
The A.A., or indeed any man, who tries to run his life rigidly by this kind of prayer, by this self-serving demand of God for replies, is a particularly disconcerting individual.


6.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... demand that dad bring them back instantly!  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Sometimes they demand that dad bring them back instantly!


7.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... demand that he stay home and make ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Instead of developing new channels of activity for themselves, mother and children demand that he stay home and make up the deficiency.


8.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... demand that the family find God in ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
He may demand that the family find God in a hurry, or exhibit amazing indifference to them and say he is above worldly considerations.


9.
View STEP SIX essay   ... demand that they supply us with more ...  12&12 Step Six, p.65  
When they drive us blindly, or we willfully demand that they supply us with more satisfactions or pleasures than are possible or due us, that is the point at which we depart from the degree of perfection that God wishes for us here on earth.


10.
View STEP TWO essay   ... demand that you believe anything.  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
First, Alcoholics Anonymous does not demand that you believe anything.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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